Culture, Traits, and Beliefs
Feb 05, 2023

The Philippines is home to a unique culture that combines traditional Filipino customs with Spanish Catholic influences, as well as elements from America and other parts of Asia.

Family and religion hold a strong significance in Filipino culture, and there is also a deep appreciation for art, fashion, music, and food. Filipinos are known for being hospitable and love to gather with friends and family to sing, dance, and enjoy meals.

Rice is the cornerstone of most meals in Filipino society, whether it be for festivals or everyday meals. Meals are typically served with small amounts of meat, such as chicken, pork, goat, or fish, as well as an array of fruits and cooked vegetables. Some of the most popular dishes include Adobo, Pork Sinigang, Kare-Kare, Tinola, Pork Sisig, and Beef Bulalo. Alcoholic drinks are often made from coconut sap, sugarcane, and rice.

Balut, a partially boiled egg containing a developing duck embryo, is a popular street food in the Manila area.